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      12-30-2011, 04:44 PM   #8
Freight Dawg
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Drives: E90 325i
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Oakland, CA

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Just wanted to add to this. There's a reason the gas is lower than the brake. It's that way to make heal-toeing easier. During heavy braking, the brake pedal will go down and meet the gas pedal. I had the opposite problem in my car. The brake travel was too long so the gas was actually above the brake on the track. I've got 135i calipers and Turner Motorsport pedals. The pedals don't really do much except help prevent your foot from slipping off the brake or clutch and looking cool. The solid calipers from the 135i really help keep the travel down. Racing pads and rotors also help on the track with pedal travel.

In a race car, brake pedal travel is almost nothing so there is no reason to have the gas pedal lower than the brake.
'06 Arctic Metallic 325i | Sport Package | 6MT | Dinan Stage III suspension | Dinan exhaust | 330i manifold swap! Click here! | Active Autowerke tune | 135i Brake Calipers | Deiselboost caliper brackets | E46 M3 front rotors